CRS (Current Employee), Southern NH – March 13, 2014
Have worked for Work Opportunities for many years. The schedule is flexible, the people are great, and the job is tough but rewarding! I love the community based environment....being in the community with my clients is definitely a plus for my clients.
Career Resource Specialist (Former Employee), Lowell, MA – February 10, 2014
High turnover, difficult clients, cold calls, poor management, company is not what they seem, even though their mission is noble. No scheduled breaks or meals, required to use your own computer and car. Lots of driving. Gas is reimbursed through mileage. Unreasonable expectations for utilization of time. I could never get everything done in the time – more... allotted and no over time allowed. Expectations were sometimes hinted at but not overtly stated by program director. Objectives stated one day could change the next based on the whims of the program director. Intentionally kept 0.5 hours below "full time" (which I was told was 35 hours and I was only allowed 34.5) so I could not get medical insurance. – less
Career Resource Specialist (Former Employee), Wheaton MD – May 22, 2013
• Assist clients in finding and maintaining meaningful employment consistent with their goals. • Follow internal protocols for delivering services, including intake processes, development of individual plans, youth development plans, EPA processes, discrepancy analysis, business development procedures, and client outcomes. • Work closely with families – more... and referral sources of clients to provide communication about each client's progress in achieving his/her work goals. • Maintain working relationships with staff of referral agencies, employers, home care providers, and families through scheduled, on-going contacts. • Maintain on-going contact with current businesses to ensure quality services are being delivered, and to develop additional business opportunities. • Prepares and maintains written and online case files, records, reports, and forms accurately and completely, and keep them up-to-date at all times. • Perform case follow-up, and perform other administrative tasks as required and on time. – less
Job Developer (Former Employee), Southern NH – April 30, 2013
Pros: rewarding work
Cons: tough on the emotions
My typical day at WOU would start at 8 AM and end at 4 PM. I would engage with a variety of individuals seeking employment. I might meet with other members of their support team, or with just the individual. We might work on employment goals, or meet with employers.
My coworkers were very dedicated to this field. They always offer a caring attitude.
Management – more... was knowledgable and helpful. training was invaluable.
The hardest part of this job was being creative and always ready to move on an opportunity. the best part of this job was the reward of helping another individual make a positive life change. – less
Career Resource Specialist (Former Employee), New Hampshire – March 2, 2013
Pros: great mission statement
Cons: poor hr deparment
This job was very demanding but very rewarding. You work independantly quite often and this requires strict discipline. You work directly with clients of all referral sources; and you are responsible for assisting in maintaining your referral base and also for all of your job development calls which go into a computer. The most enjoyable part of my – more... job was making a difference in someone's life. The worst part was the upper management, the way the HR runs is completely backwards. – less
Work Opportunities Unlimited is a support system for people with dissabilities.
Career Resource Specialist (Former Employee), Baltimore, Md – January 10, 2013
Pros: making a difference in someone's life.
Cons: not being able to support clients in the jobs once achieved.
Enjoyed working independently. Able to work scheduled hours based on clients needs. I learned that each individual has a right to work regardless of dissability and have a meaningful life. Working with regional managers and staff was pleasant and supportive. The hardest part about the job was dissapointing the clients when opportunities were not available. – more... The clients looked forward to meeting with their case workers to complete job applications and establish interviews with companies in the work areas. – less